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The Role of the FA and Fire Support in Transformation – field artillery; General John N. Abrams

The Role of the FA and Fire Support in Transformation – field artillery; General John N. Abrams – Interview Patrecia Slayden Hollis General John N. Abrams, Commanding General of the Training and Doctrine Command Fort Monroe, Virginia Q During the past year, the Army has been taking actions to bring about the Chief of Staff […]

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1st Cavalry Division Artillery – Fort Hood, Texas

1st Cavalry Division Artillery – Fort Hood, Texas – Brief Article The 1st Cavalry Division Artillery Red Team located at Fort Hood, Texas, completed another fast-paced and exciting year with many of our Redlegs participating in division and corps-level Warfighters, assuming the Forces Command (FORSCOM) division ready brigade (DRB) mission and deploying to the NTC […]

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2002 state of the Field Artillery

2002 state of the Field Artillery Michael D. Maples This has been a significant year for the Field Artillery. Our Army is fully engaged throughout the world: training and maintaining the readiness of the force; sustaining worldwide commitments in small-scale contingencies, such as Kosovo and Bosnia; fighting the Global War on Terrorism, ensuring our homeland […]

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How artillery beat Rommel after Kasserine

How artillery beat Rommel after Kasserine Robert C. Baldridge Two great feats of the US Army Artillery in World War II were the February 1943 emergency forced march of the 9th Infantry Division Artillery (Div Arty) into Tunisia, North Africa, and the division’s resulting victory in the battle against a German panzer division of Field […]

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Call-for-fire trainer and the joint fires observer

Call-for-fire trainer and the joint fires observer Stephen D. Mitchell C45, this is C71, SEAD [suppression of enemy air defenses] Polar, over. Suppression, Direction 1820, Distance 3000; Mark, Direction 1860. Distance 3500, over. SA-6 dug-in. Q, illumination mark continuous. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] CAS [close air support] TOT [time-on-target] 1011, over. Viper 7, this is C71; are […]

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Fires in operation Iraqi freedom

Fires in operation Iraqi freedom – The Update Point Michael D. Major General Maples Field Artillery soldiers, once again, have demonstrated in combat their professionalism, the destructive capabilities of their equipment and the importance of the FA to the combined arms team and joint force. We all should be immensely proud of what Army and […]

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Silhouettes of Steel

Silhouettes of Steel – America’s Corps Artillery I Corps Artillery I Corps Artillery, headquartered in Camp Williams, Utah, continues to provide Total Force fires and effects to I Corps–America’s Corps. During the transformation of the Army and the Field Artillery, I Corps Artillery remains battle-focused and continues to train to deploy and fight in any […]

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Transforming joint air-ground operations for 21st century battlespace

Transforming joint air-ground operations for 21st century battlespace David A. Deptula The face of warfare is undeniably changing. Former CIA Director James Woolsey coined the term “World War IV” to characterize and codify the fight against a fluid and, at times, diaphanous foe. No longer are we focused solely on the notion of engaging an […]

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The First Multi-Component Battery

The First Multi-Component Battery – integration of field artillery and multiple-launch rocket system battalions Craig R. Bowser B/2-131 FA–D/2-20 FA For the men of B Battery, 2d Battalion, 131st Field Artillery (B/2-131 FA), Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG), this story begins on a sweltering day in August 1999 on the 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized) parade […]

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Confession s of a [Once] Artillery Lieutenant

Confession s of a [Once] Artillery Lieutenant – an army officer’s mistakes Richard F. Allen It has been said that a wise man learns from his mistakes, but a wiser man learns from the mistakes of others. I want to confess three mistakes I made as a young artillery officer long ago (now that the […]